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ABBREVIATIONS IN DISABILITY SERVICES


AAC- Augmentative and Alternative Communication


ABA- Applied Behaviour Analysis


ADL - Activities of Daily Living


ANA - Additional Needs Assistant


AIMS - Access and Inclusion Model


AMO - Area Medical Officer


AON – Assessment of Need


AT - Assisted Technology


BCBA - Board Certified Behavioural Analyst


CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service


CBA- Community Based Assessment


CCPT - Child Centered Play Therapy


CDNM- Children’s Disability Network Manager


CDNT – Children’s Disability Network Team


CDNTIMS - Information Management System (in CDNT)


CHO – Community Health Organisation


CORU – Multi-profession Health Regulator


DA - Disability Allowance


DARE - Disability Access Route to Education


DCA- Domiciliary Care Allowance


DCEDIY - Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth


DOE - Department of Education


DPO - Disabled Persons Organisation


DSS - Decision Support Service


Dx - Diagnosis


EPSEN- Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs


FCP- Family Centered Practice


FEDS – Feeding, Eating, Drinking, Swallowing Difficulties


FOI - Freedom of Information


FRC - Family Resource Centre


HSCP - Health & Social Care Professionals


HSE – Health Service Executive


ICSF - Integrated Children's Services Forum


IEP - Individual Education Plan


IFSP – Individual Family Support Plan


IHREC - Irish Human Rights Equality Commission


IWD - Individual with Disability


KPI- Key Performance Indicator


MDT – Multidisciplinary Team


MH - Mental Health


(M)SW - (Medical) Social Work


NAP - National Access Policy


NCSE - National Council for Special Education


NDA - National Disability Authority


NEPS - National Education Psychology Service


NGO - NON Governmental Organisation


OT- Occupational Therapy


OP- Optional Protocol (related to UNCRPD)


PBA – Play Based Assessment


PBS - Positive Behavioural Support


PCA - Personal Care Assistant


PDS – Progressing Disability Services


PC- Primary Care

PCC – Primary Care Centre


PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System


PT - Physical Therapy


PWD- Persons with Disability


RAG - Resource Allocation Group


RACE - Reasonable Accommodations in Certificate Examinations


SCPA - Scheme for Commissioning Psychology Assessments (NEPS related)


SEN(D) - Special Educational Needs (Disabilities)


SENCO - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator


SENO - Special Educational Needs Organiser


SET - Special Education Teacher


SLT/SALT – Speech and Language Therapy


SSP - Student Support Plan


UNCRPD - United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

WTE – Whole Time Equivalent





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